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pinWhat does Santiago mean?

Santiago /san-ti-a-go/ as a boys' name is pronounced sahn-tee-AH-go. It is of Spanish origin, and the meaning of Santiago is "Saint James". A blended form of Saint Diego; Diego is a Spanish form of James. James the Greater (of the two apostles by that name) is the patron saint of Spain.


Santiago has 5 variants: Sandiago, Sandiego, Santeago, Santiaco and Santigo.

Related boy name: Iago.

Kreatif forms: Santiaka, Santiaso, Sattiago. [more]

pinHow popular is Santiago?

Santiago is a very prominent first name for men (#450 out of 1220, Top 37%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#302 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name statistics of Santiago for boys. Santiago reached its apex position of #115 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Santiago name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Santiago outside U.S.

James (#9 in recent rankings) and Diego (#129) are the popular related forms of Santiago (#115 in recent rankings). Adoption of these relations of Santiago was widespread in the year 2009 (median #74) and is almost as widespread today (#84, 1% less). Santiago and Diego are two of the more trendy birth names here, with Diego and Santiago enjoying a resurgence in usage.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Santiago, Diego, James in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of James outside U.S.

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Suggested similar baby names are Inigo, Sabino, Sachio, Saguaro, Saige, Salvian, Salviano, Salvino, Salvio, Sancho, Sanctio, Sandero, Sandie, Sandino, Sanditon, Sandro, Sanjay, Sanjiro, Santana, Santanna, Sante, Santee, Santino, Santo, Santos, Sanzio, Saviero, Savino, Sebastiano, Stian and Stig. These names tend to be less commonly used than Santiago.